What Do We Fund?

Is Your Group Eligible for a TJFP Grant?

  • Are you a group?
  • Are you a grassroots, trans justice group run by and for trans people?
  • Is your group’s total budget less than $250,000?
  • Are you located in the United States or Puerto Rico?
  • Are you centering the leadership of trans people organizing around their experiences with racism, economic injustice, transmisogyny, ableism, immigration, incarceration, and other intersecting oppressions?
  • Are you meeting the needs of different local communities and using organizing and/or providing services to help bring people together?
  • Do you see your work as part of a bigger picture of trans-led work that seeks dignity and justice for all people?

You do not need to be a 501c3 non-profit or have a fiscal sponsor to apply!

What we don’t fund?

  • Individuals
  • Groups with a budget of more than $250,000
  • Groups that are not led by trans or gender non-conforming people
  • Groups outside the United States and Puerto Rico
  • Programs within an organization (where your group is not fiscally sponsored) with a budget over $250,000

A Few Frequently Asked Questions

Can you apply if your fiscal sponsor’s budget is more than $250,000?
Yes, as long as your own independent group’s budget is less than $250,000.

Can you apply if your organization has a trans justice program with a budget of less than $250,000 but the organization’s total budget is more than that?
No. We do not fund programs at larger organizations. We fund independent trans-led groups.

Can you apply again if you received a grant from TJFP before?
Yes! You might want to share how you used your grant this year in your application. But you don’t have to—we do not require reporting.

Is multi-year support available?
No, we do not provide multi-year grants, but your group can apply each year.

What does trans justice mean?
We  use  the  term  “trans”  in  its  most  inclusive  sense,  as  an  umbrella  term  encompassing  transsexual,  transgender, genderqueer,  Two-Spirit  people,  and  more  generally,  anyone  whose  gender  identity  or  gender  expression  is  non-conforming   and/or  different  from  their  birth-assigned  sex.

We see trans justice as a commitment to creating a world where trans and gender non-conforming individuals and communities have the freedom to self-define and express their genders without fear of violence, discrimination, or harassment. A world where we recognize and honor that our communities have knowledge and expertise in matters relating to our own lives that no one else will have.

(Thank you to Leeway Foundation and Ryan Li for the adapted definitions above)